Any tips/ ideas to eliminate these when converting to bushings without the washers.
The guitar is a 1978 D-28 with the heavy Grover Rotomatics, and I'm installing open gear tuners.
I wood is actually darker under the washers, and also some slight finish damage around the edge of the washers.
I don't think there is a solution other than refinishing the peghead, which I won't do.
Any ideas appreciated.